Thanks to social media and the Internet, we can be so much more aware of what is going on around us, but when the news is so often troubling, it can almost be overwhelming. I’ve been thinking about this section from Ephesians, praying it for myself and for friends and loved ones, that we would be strengthened through the Holy Spirit, that we would be rooted and grounded in love, that we would know and comprehend Christ’s love, and that we would be filled with God’s fullness.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith — that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.